Bishop Mark Lawrence’s Address to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

…we are “To Make Biblical Anglicans for a Global Age.”’

That was the T-shirt version, and it has stuck! I am more convinced now than ever, however inadequately we have received, embodied and conveyed it, that this was a vision from the Lord. I have also come to accept that what takes a year or two for a new rector to establish in a parish takes five years for a bishop to achieve in a diocese. It is only in recent years have I noticed rectors reciting this statement in a way that rolls naturally off of their tongues.

Now in this ninth year as your bishop I remain unswervingly committed to our calling. I see also the need to doggedly keep it before us. Frankly, this vision is like a railroad track””that is, it has two rails. One rail is a local focus and the other is more global.

So let me elaborate afresh: To Make Biblical Anglicans will mean two things:

Ӣ To help every congregation to engage every generation with the Good News of Jesus Christ

Ӣ To help shape emerging Anglicanism in the 21st Century

Read it all.


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3 comments on “Bishop Mark Lawrence’s Address to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

  1. Luke says:

    That’s three who are honest, about the dishonesty shown at, and following, Welby’s January meeting.

    Let’s see who else stands firm?

  2. Luke says:

    My apologies…posted in the wrong place, have now re-posted.

  3. stevejax says:

    With all due respect, “Making Biblical Anglicans” is too small a thing.

    Isaiah 49:6 It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept.I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.